Stamping on nails: basic mistakes
Stamping is one of the ways to create an original manicure. But what if you are not friends with him? :) Today we will analyze the main problems that you may encounter in the process. Our topic is stamping errors.
First of all, it is worth noting that the key to successful stamping is the choice of high-quality materials for work. In cheap plates, engraving is often very poor, and therefore not all drawings can be printed on a stamp with high quality.
Sometimes it happens that we buy stamping kits, and for lack of practice, we put them on the back burner. However, if your stamping varnish was bought a long time ago, then most likely it has already dried up quite a bit, and this can also cause poor imprinting of the pattern. But perhaps the most important thing is choosing the right stamp for stamping.
Also, remember that fine engraving on the plate will only be printed with liquid varnish. If you use too thick varnish or stamping paint, your drawing simply will not be transferred to the stamp.
Also, instead of the scraper from the kit, I advise you to use an old plastic card, as it is more flexible and removes paint residue from the plate in a quality manner.
As I said, if we choose too thick a fine engraving varnish, most likely we will not be able to transfer anything. However, choosing the right consistency of varnish, depending on the size of the pattern, there will be no problems during the stamping process. For example, for larger elements, dense pigmented varnishes can be used.
And now I will tell you the most common mistake among masters who cannot make friends with stamping. Everything is tritely simple - you apply the stamping polish very slowly, and it has time to dry even before you try to transfer it to the stamp.
Also, do not press too hard on the die, because otherwise the paint will not print very well.
Many girls are interested in the question of how to properly apply stamping varnish on a plate. However, this is not the most important thing in the process. :) It does not matter which way you will do it, horizontally or vertically, the main thing is to fill in the entire drawing, quickly stretch the varnish with a scraper and transfer it to the stamp.
Another of the most serious mistakes during stamping is that you do not properly remove the old paint from the plate, it remains in the engraving areas, and therefore the next drawing is not printed as well as we would like. Be sure to periodically arrange a “general cleaning” for your plates and clean their surface with a gel polish remover or nail polish remover.
But not only the plates need periodic cleaning, but also the stamp. It is best to clean the die on the sticky side of tape or a clothes roller.
Don't forget the scraper too. If dried bumps remain on it, you will not be able to properly remove the remnants of stamping varnish from the plate.
Be sure, after you have worked with stamping varnish, close it tightly. If the polish does become thick, you can dilute it with a few drops of gel polish remover, or any acetone-containing substance. However, this should be done as an exception rather than on a permanent basis. And, again, you only need a few drops.
I hope my information was useful for you, and with stamping you are now on "you". Be healthy and beautiful! :)